Things learned, observed around Kubasaki football camp

¬¬-- The good news: Kubasaki’s six returning football starters play where it counts, in the line, under center and in the backfield.
-- The bad news: The Dragons are still relatively young, having graduated 25 seniors the last two years, among them All-Far East athletes in quarterback Cristian Rivera and receiver Brandon Crawford.
-- In fact, the entire receiver corps graduated or transferred.
-- Which will make the battle to see who starts at wideout all the more fun. A group of youngsters, many of whom just arrived and will be around for awhile.
-- Can Tyler Smith go from being the center to under center?
-- Coach Fred Bales labels Aaron Stravers, a transfer from Nile C. Kinnick who’ll start at fullback and linebacker, as a “great get” for the Dragons program.
-- Stravers and returning tailback speedster Jarrett Mitchell should pile up the yards for Kubasaki.
-- Lucky Dragons, they get a bye in the first weekend of the season, so they have more time to prepare.

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Ornauer on AFN


Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


April 17: Dave Ornauer highlights the return of a couple cancelled baseball and softball tournaments, while mentioning the weekend's soccer and track happennings.

April 3: There's still action on the diamonds and tracks before DODDS schools take spring breaks.

March 20: Several DODDS athletes have track records in their sites as season starts off at a sprint.